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Conflict-Affected Areas Risk Spread Of Polio, WHO Warns

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency notes possible threat of polio spread in conflict-affected countries
“An emergency meeting convened by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that Pakistan had become the 10th country to be ‘infected’ by polio and that ‘the possibility of international spread still remains a global threat worsened by the expansion of conflict-affected areas, particularly in the Middle East and Central Africa’…” (3/4).

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